Absolue Grès Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature | Champagne by Elise Dechannes | fatcork
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Absolue Grès Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature

Elise Dechannes


Our Two Cents

SEE: Amber with flecks of gold

SMELL: Red plum, citrus zest and white florals 

TASTE: Plum and citrus. Powerful in structure with dense flavors balanced by fresh acidity. Dry, satisfying finish. 

PAIR: Pour yourself a glass, and leave the bottle open while you throw juicy spot prawns on the grill. You’ll notice how the Champagne changes as it’s left to take in air. 

While most of Elise Dechannes’ vineyards enjoy southeastern sun exposure on the steep hillsides of Les Riceys, the pinot noir grapes that Elise uses to make this stunning limited-release cuvée come from the old-vine parcel Val Preuse, which is mostly flat. French for “sandstone,” Grès achieves its signature freshness through vinification in sandstone amphora. Leave this bottle open as you sip, and notice how the dense plum and citrus flavors change as the Champagne takes in air.

* There is a purchase limit of 2 bottles per customer. This cuvée is special, rare, and in limited supply. 

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  • Do you do tastings?

    Mais Oui!

    Join us every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm where we will have three cuvées chilled and ready for you.

    There is a tasting fee of 40$ for non-members (waived with the purchase of a bottle), and members taste for free! 

    *Reservations for groups of 5 or more appreciated. 

    Check out our Events & Tasting page under "Discover" on our homepage for seasonal ticketed events and happenings.

    For information on private group tastings and events send us an email at events@fatcork.com

  • Can you provide recommendations?

    We thought you’d never ask! Whether you’re choosing Champagne for yourself or a gift for someone else, fatcork celebration specialists have you covered! Need help pairing a bottle from your club allocation for your dinner party? We can help there too! In our online bottle shop, you’ll discover an assortment of beautifully curated bundles and gift sets. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, call or email us, and we’d be happy to help you navigate our inventory of delicious bubbles.

  • Do I have to be a club member to shop bottles?

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  • What do I do if my Champagne is corked?

    Damp, wet cardboard? That’s not on the tasting note! Cork taint is the worst, but all fatcork Champagnes use natural cork closures, so it does happen on the rare occasion. Please let us know, and will happily replace the bottle. Before you throw it away, snap a photo of the back label and we can refer to the code for reference. Email it to info@fatcork.com along with the order number.

  • Can I return or exchange my bottles?

    We aim to please. Call or email us, so we can talk about what happened and how we can make things right.

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